Financial matters no longer taboo on first dates

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(NBC) – They are awkward, but apparently very common questions mostly millennials are asking on first dates about finances.

“Millennials are open to being more forthcoming on that very first date about their financial past,” said Amanda Dixon with Bankrate.com.

Dixon shared details of a survey they just conducted that found millennials are nearly twice as likely as their elders to say they’d be comfortable discussing money-related topics such as salary, credit score, student loan or credit card debt on a first date.

“You want to know that information before you actually start that relationship and if someone has financial issues it could suggest they have other problems as well,” Dixon said.

She says so many millennials watched their parents struggle through the financial crisis of a decade ago that they now date cautiously.

“It makes sense that you want to gather these details before you find if you want to invest in a relationship with someone,” Dixon said.

So, when you hear “Check, please,” from that young couple at the other table… it may very well be a “credit check” instead of the food bill.

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